CFPB announces new, continuing members on advisory councils

Continuing and new members on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) four advisory panels were announced Wednesday.

The bureau named new members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), the Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and the Academic Research Council (ARC) – all four of which are meeting next week to discuss regulatory matters and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumers and financial markets.

Membership terms are two years and are staggered. The panels and full membership rosters are provided below.

Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)

  • Chair of the CAB – Eric Kaplan, Director – Housing Finance Program, Milken Institute (Washington, DC) (continuing)
  • Joaquin Altoro, CEO, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (Madison, WI)
  • Nikitra Bailey, EVP, Center for Responsible Lending (Durham, NC) (continuing)
  • Lorray Brown, Attorney/Consumer Law Attorney, Co-Director, Michigan Poverty Law Program (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • Nadine Cohen, Managing Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services (Boston, MA) (continuing)
  • Mae Watson Grote, Founder and CEO, The Financial Clinic (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Tim Lampkin, CEO, Higher Purpose Co. (Clarksdale, MS) (continuing)
  • Leigh Phillips, President and CEO, EARN DBA SaverLife (San Francisco, CA)
  • Jean Setzfand, Senior Vice President, AARP (Washington, DC)
  • Rebecca Steele, President/CEO, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (Washington, DC) (continuing)
  • Tim Welsh, Vice Chairman Consumer and Business Banking, U.S. Bank (Minneapolis, MN) (continuing)

Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC)

  • Chair of the CBAC – Valerie Quiett, SVP and Chief Legal Officer, Mechanics and Farmers (M&F) Bank (Durham, NC) (continuing)
  • John Buhrmaster, President & CEO, First National Bank of Scotia (Scotia, NY)
  • Patrick Ervin, EVP, Independent Bank (Troy, MI) (continuing)
  • Shan Hayes, President and CEO, Heartland Tri-State Bank (Elkhart, KS) (continuing)
  • Ronette Hauser-Jones, Mortgage Division President, Great Plains Bank (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Bruce Ocko, Senior VP Director of Mortgage & Consumer Lending, Bangor Savings Bank (Bangor, ME) (continuing)
  • Kristina Schaefer, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, Fishback Financial Corporation/First Bank & Trust (Brookings, SD)
  • Brad Williamson, CEO & President, Islanders Bank (Friday Harbor, WA)

Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC)

  • Chair of the CUAC – Racardo McLaughlin, VP Mortgage Originations/Operations, TwinStar Credit Union (Lacey, WA) (continuing)
  • Monica Davis, Senior Vice President Risk management, Union Square Credit Union (Wichita Falls, TX)
  • Michelle Dwyer, President/CEO, Franklin First Federal Credit Union (Greenfield, MA)
  • Rick Durante, VP, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Government Affairs, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (Chadds Ford, PA) (continuing)
  • Doe Gregersen, Vice President & General Counsel, Landmark Credit Union (New Berlin, WI) (continuing)
  • Brian Holst, General Counsel, Elevations Credit Union (Boulder, CO) (continuing)
  • Jose Iregui, Vice President of Loan Servicing and Collections, Langley Federal Credit Union (Newport News, VA)
  • Jeremiah Kossen, President & CEO, Town and Country Credit Union (Minot, ND)

Academic Research Council (ARC)

  • Chair of the ARC – Joshua Wright, Professor, Scalia Law School at George Mason University (Arlington, VA) (continuing)
  • Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business Economics, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) (continuing)
  • Vicki Bogan, Associate Professor, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Terri Friedline, Associate Professor, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) (continuing)
  • Tom Miller, Professor of Finance and Jack R. Lee Chair, Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS) (continuing)
  • Michael Staten, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Anthony Yezer, Professor of Economics, George Washington University (Washington, DC)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Advisory Committee Members

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